The Miami Dolphins are not going to be competitive in 2019, because they are not going to try to be. According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins plan to suck on purpose (for once) in 2019, so as to put themselves in a position to draft Tua Tagovailoa.
Nothing against Tagovailoa, but: What?
Tanking is a dirty, shameful thing that should be used only in the most desperate and extreme circumstances. This? This is taking a 7-9 team and trashing it just to get the … second- or third-best quarterback prospect in college football?
If you’re going to engage in this kind of behavior, the guy you tank for is Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, who cooked Alabama in the national championship game. Since Lawrence is a true freshman, the Dolphins would have to wait until 2020 to draft him. But that just gives Miami more time to get really bad.
And the Dolphins could use that, because the organization says it plans to tank organically, which is to say the Dolphins don’t intend to throw games, they just plan to put together a team that’s so bad they don’t have to.